Allison Parker

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned...

Amara Abbas

Amara Abbas

Amara is a student studying Art Direction & Advertising based in Chicago. With a background in Psychology and Marketing, she understands the importance of effective communication through the use of various platforms. Amara is interested in all things advertising and design and has a passion for storytelling through a written and visual lens. You can connect with her on Inst...


Cameron Cole Carcelén

Cameron is a designer and holds degrees in urban studies and architecture, and has a background in grassroots community involvement for neighborhood improvement and development. Having lived in New York and Buenos Aires, she is a lover of cities and currently lives in Quito, Ecuador. She loves bicycles, fresh juice, and the Andean topography punctuated by volcanoes that charact...


Cory Tallman

Cory is passionate about design and creativity and how they can expand our understanding of ourselves. He has lived from San Francisco to Japan but found his way, some would say inevitably, to New York City. His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications, but is thrilled to mark his blogging debut here at Gessato.


Davide Carbone

Davide was born and raised in the tiny Piemonte town of Biella, world-famous for its textiles and the hometown of Michaelangelo Pistoletto. A life-long passion for design and innovation led Davide to New York City, where he lives with his family. He created Gessato in 2006, and he's been pioneering new communication tools and techniques ever since.


Efrat Aharoni Golub

I'm a multidisciplinary designer and crafter, living and breathing colors and shapes. After earning my bachelor’s degree in product design in Tel Aviv Israel, I've relocated to NYC to continue my studies in interior design at FIT. I have graduated straight to motherhood, and currently blogging my way through it. I blog about my passion and fascination for interior and prod...


Elda Bellone

Elda Bellone is a very talented Italian architect and industrial designer who’s always been actively involved in studying, investigating and developing innovative approaches to both function and form. Elda is passionate about all the different languages of art, looking for new influences and interchanges she aims to extend and enrich the meaning of the many possibilities to...


Elena Cattaneo

I have worked in interior design and architecture for more than twenty years, first as an architect and then as a journalist. In this digital age, I now publish mainly on the web. My work is not only meant for industry professionals, but also those who want to broaden their knowledge and satisfy their curiosity about the world of designer décor and architecture. You can follo...


Elizabeth Berman

Elizabeth is passionate about oil paints, the culture of medieval Europe and long German words. She is studying Art History at Brown University, where she survives Rhode Island’s brutal winters with cappuccinos and cozy sweaters. She has a background in journalism and creative writing, but this is her blogging debut. Currently thinking about form, function, and furniture, Eli...

Elizabeth McAvoy

Elizabeth McAvoy

Elizabeth is currently studying Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is interested in the interaction between people and their environment, and how these relationships change through a personal interaction with design. Her work concentrates in fashion and home accessories with a playful edge.

Fabio Maragno

Fabio Maragno

Born in Milan, Fabio followed his passion for design all the way to the Scottish highlands. He is currently a Graphic Design student at the University of Dundee. He loves to research any aspect of the creative industries, through social networks, blogs and printed magazines. When he is not in studio or updating his Pinterest boards, he’s a bass player and shoegaze fan.

Gloria Duan

Gloria Duan

Gloria Duan is a recent graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design pursuing a fine arts career. When she’s not writing for Gesstao blog, you can find her traveling, meditating around bodies of water, or taking a nighttime walk with her purrfect cat, Zounds.


Holly Mitchell

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitt...


Janet Wlody

Janet is a senior at Kenyon College studying English with a Creative Writing emphasis. She has a particular affinity for American literature, and enjoys discovering the narrative(s) behind a piece of art. GBlog is her blogging debut, and she is grateful for newfound exposure to objects such as the “Bug Light.” (She favors the stately praying mantis.)


Kimberly Li

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Lizzie Wright

Lizzie Wright

​Lizzie Wright is an aspiring artist and designer with a passion for the written word. While she works on her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she spends her (rare) spare time riding around Providence on her trusty Cannondale and drinking lots of coffee. She is especially fascinated by the dichotomy between aesthetic form and function,...

Matthew Barrett

Mathew is an aspiring writer with a passion for languages and the manipulation of words. Born in South Korea, he was adopted at three months old and spent his childhood growing up just outside of Minneapolis, MN where he currently resides. English Literature and French Studies were his areas of concentration at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and L’Université François-Rab...

Nathaniel Barlam

Nathaniel Barlam

Amid the unrest of earning his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from RISD, Nathaniel manages to find the time to read, write, hang out with friends, play drums, and listen to music. Nathaniel has learned a lot about architecture firsthand thanks to opportunities to live and work in Rome and Brooklyn during the past year. Coming from a family with strong roots in the Lower Ea...


Reut Tzriri

My name is Reut, I am a costume designer with love for design, films and music and everything in between. I was born and raised in Israel and spent most of my days and nights in good old Tel Aviv. By the time I was 30, I had decided to broaden my horizons a bit and come to New York City and experience it from up close. A life dream coming true. I have forwarded myself recently ...